Elizabeth G. Holman


Position: Assistant Professor of Human Development and Family Studies
Phone: 419-372-2502
Email: eholman@bgsu.edu

Curriculum Vitae

Ph.D., University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, 2016

CFDR Primary Research Area: Social Relationships and Well-Being

Dr. Holman’s research interests lie in the broad area of contextual factors affecting the lives of LGBTQ individuals and their families. Primarily, her research has focused on sexual minority adults and the ways in which social and legal climate affect the health and well-being of LGBTQ individuals and their families. Dr. Holman is interested in both private and public spaces, with research exploring community climate towards queer families, the experiences for LGBTQ employees within institutional and work organizations, as well as training staff on LGBTQ issues in senior living facilities. The goal of her translational work is to create more supportive environments for LGBTQ individuals and other minority populations in our society.  

Recent Publications:

Holman, E. G., Oswald, R. F., & Ogolsky, B. G. (In Press). Concealment of a sexual minority identity in the workplace: The role of workplace climate and identity centrality. Journal of Homosexuality.  

Holman, E. G., Landry-Meyer, L., & Fish, J. (2020). Creating supporting environments for LGBT Older Adults: An efficacy evaluation of staff training in a senior living facility. Journal of Gerontological Social Work. doi: 10.1080/01634372.2020.1767254

Oswald, R. F., Holman, E. G., Routon, J. (2020). LGBTQ families in community context. In A. E. Goldberg, & K. R. Allen (Eds.), LGBT-Parent Families: Innovations in Research and Implications for Practice, 2nd Edition.

Holman, E. G., Fish, J., Oswald, R. F., & Goldberg, A. (2019). Reconsidering the LGBT Climate Inventory: Understanding support and hostility for LGBTQ employees in the workplace. Journal of Career Assessment, 27, 544-559. doi: 10.1177/1069072718788324

Holman, E. G. (2018). Theoretical extensions of minority stress theory for sexual minorities in the workplace: A cross-contextual understanding of minority stress processes. Journal of Family Theory & Review, 10, 165-180. doi: 10.1111/jftr.12246.

Holman, E. G., & Oswald, R. F. (2016). A decade of changes: Within-group analysis of LGBTQ individuals’ perceptions of their community context and the relevance for social service providers. Journal of Gay & Lesbian Social Services, 28(3), 214-230. doi: 10.1080/10538720.2016.1191406

Holman, E. G. (2016). Community Climate. In A. E. Goldberg (Ed.), The SAGE Encyclopedia of LGBTQ Studies. Invited manuscript.

Holman, E. G., & Paceley, M. S. (2016). Fostering research and diversity competencies for students and scholars: The case of an interdisciplinary research seminar. Perspectives on Social Work Journal.

Mendez, S. N., Holman, E. G., Oswald, R. F., & Izenstark, D. (2016). Minority stress in the context of rural economic hardship: One lesbian mother’s story. Journal of GLBT Family Studies, 0(0), 1-22. doi: 10.1080/1550428X.2015.1099493

Izenstark, D., Oswald, R. F., Holman, E. G., Mendez, S. N., & Greder, K. A. (2016). Rural, low-income mothers’ use of family-based nature activities to promote family health. Journal of Leisure Research, 48(2), 134-155. doi: 10.18666/JLR-2016-V48-2-6409

Lazarevic, V., Holman, E. G., Oswald, R. F., & Kramer, K. Z. (2015). Relations between economic well-being, family support, community attachment, and life satisfaction among LGBQ adults. Journal of Family and Economic Issues. doi: 10.1007/s10834-015-9464-1

Holman, E. G. & Oswald, R. F. (2011). Nonmetropolitan LGBT Parents: When and where does their sexuality matter? Journal of GLBT Family Studies, 7, 436-456. doi: 10.1080/1550428X.2011.623937